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BMC Genomics

, 16:897

Prokaryote microbial genomics

Abstract

BackgroundStreptococcus agalactiae S. agalactiae, also known as group B Streptococcus GBS, is an important pathogen for neonatal pneumonia, meningitis, bovine mastitis, and fish meningoencephalitis. The global outbreaks of Streptococcus disease in tilapia cause huge economic losses and threaten human food hygiene safety as well. To investigate the mechanism of S. agalactiae pathogenesis in tilapia and develop attenuated S. agalactiae vaccine, this study sequenced and comparatively analyzed the whole genomes of virulent wild-type S. agalactiae strain HN016 and its highly-passaged attenuated strain YM001 derived from tilapia.

MethodsWe performed Illumina sequencing of DNA prepared from strain HN016 and YM001. Sequencedreads were assembled and nucleotide comparisons, single nucleotide polymorphism SNP , indels were analyzed between the draft genomes of HN016 and YM001. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats CRISPRs and prophage were detected and analyzed in different S. agalactiae strains.

ResultsThe genome of S. agalactiae YM001 was 2,047,957 bp with a GC content of 35.61 %; it contained 2044 genes and 88 RNAs. Meanwhile, the genome of S. agalactiae HN016 was 2,064,722 bp with a GC content of 35.66 %; it had 2063 genes and 101 RNAs. Comparative genome analysis indicated that compared with HN016, YM001 genome had two significant large deletions, at the sizes of 5832 and 11,116 bp respectively, resulting in the deletion of three rRNA and ten tRNA genes, as well as the deletion and functional damage of ten genes related to metabolism, transport, growth, anti-stress, etc. Besides these two large deletions, other ten deletions and 28 single nucleotide variations SNVs were also identified, mainly affecting the metabolism- and growth-related genes.

ConclusionsThe genome of attenuated S. agalactiae YM001 showed significant variations, resulting in the deletion of 10 functional genes, compared to the parental pathogenic strain HN016. The deleted and mutated functional genes all encode metabolism- and growth-related proteins, not the known virulence proteins, indicating that the metabolism- and growth-related genes are important for the pathogenesis of S. agalactiae.

KeywordsStreptococcus agalactiae Genetic variation Virulence attenuation Sequence analysis Virulence factors Rui Wang, Liping Li and Yan Huang contributed equally to this work.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-s12864-015-2026-y contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Rui Wang - Liping Li - Yan Huang - Fuguang Luo - Wanwen Liang - Xi Gan - Ting Huang - Aiying Lei - Ming Chen - Lianfu Ch

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